Rieske Iron-Sulfur Proteins from Extremophilic Organisms

C. L. Schmidt*

*Corresponding author for this work
11 Citations (Scopus)


Proteins located on the outside of the membranes of organisms thriving under extreme conditions like high or low pH, or high salinity face special challenges maintaining their structural integrity. This review is focused on the Rieske iron-sulfur proteins from these organisms. Rieske proteins are essential subunits of the cytochrome bc-complexes, which are often of crucial importance for the energy metabolism of the cells. On the basis of the available data we propose strategies by which these proteins are able to stabilize their noncovalent bound cofactor and adapt to the function under extreme conditions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2004

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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